INTRODUCTION: The proposals outlined in ATF 41P (that the Obama Administration wants implemented by the end of the year) will require anyone using an NFA Trust to submit fingerprints, be photographed, proof of citizenship, and obtain their local Chief Law Enforcement Officer (CLEO)’s approval for EVERY NFA item they purchase or transfer. For many, the CLEO requirement will be a defacto ban on NFA items in their jurisdiction, because many CLEOs simply refuse to sign off on any NFA transfers.
It is understood that the NFA community represents a minority of gun owners, but we should all be opposed to this. It’s just another attempt to keep chipping away at our rights. They may be coming for us today, but they will be coming for you tomorrow. No one should have an “It’s not MY problem” attitude toward this. As a citizen, you have until December 9, 2013 to officially voice your opposition. After that, no further comments will be allowed.
Completing the following steps is the best way for an individual to make an impact:
1. Go to regulations.gov
2. Search “ATF 41P”